Florida Sheriff Declares "This Is War!!", Tells Americans To Arm Up

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

A Florida Sheriff’s video, which urges civilians to arm themselves and prepare for war, is quickly making the rounds on social media.  But he has a point when one listens logically.  He warns that when a mass murderer strikes, the government won’t immediately be there to save you; it’ll be your job to save yourself.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted the controversial video message on Facebook Wednesday, two days after a deadly workplace shooting in nearby Orlando claimed the lives of five people.  The Florida sheriff urged citizens to arm themselves in self-defense saying “this is war.”

He doesn’t mean war in the sense that nukes will be flying, but the war against mass homicides and sociopaths who only seek the destruction of human life.

“What’s next is to fully understand that this is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family, and those around you if attacked,” he said. Ivey stressed that attackers rely on people running, hiding, and waiting for help, rather than fighting back.  


And they will use guns, knives, bombs, and even trucks to kill innocents. “What they don’t count on is being attacked themselves, having to become defensive to save their own lives,” Ivey argued.

Become the first line of defense to prevent the loss of life, and protect yourselves and others.  That was the underlying message the sheriff sought to convey.

Ivey’s video is irritating anti-gun lobbyists and politicians who seem content with letting people die with a minimal chance of survival.  Ivey encouraged people to take self-defense classes and urged those with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns with them at all times. “No matter who you are or what your position is on guns, there’s no denying the fact that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun or a knife is an armed and well-prepared citizen or law enforcement officer,” Ivey said.  Ivey is simply stating the obvious.  Yet, he’s being called “controversial.”

Ivey’s being accused of “fear mongering” and riling up vigilantes for refusing to toe the line. As those in government, police included, continue to lean toward more gun control, (for everyone but themselves, of course) it’s becoming obvious that those in charge want us to suffer at the whims of the sociopathic mass murderers. Leonard Papania, the police chief in Gulfport, Mississippi, spoke out against weakening gun regulations to the New York Times, saying, “Do you want every incident on your street to escalate to acts of gun violence?”

Gun control is a sensitive issue for most, as the logical in society understand that gun ownership doesn’t make one a mass murdering homicidal maniac or terrorist.  But the emotional side of people inhibits their brain from understanding that a gun can be used in self-defense, and may even prevent the loss of innocent life. When guns become outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.  An old saying, but one the hoplophobes seem to continue to forget.


Aussiekiwi Jun 12, 2017 4:00 AM Permalink

Too many friggin donuts, its been a long time since he met the basic fitness requirements of the job, why is it the fattest most useless cops who have the biggest mouths about how tough they think they are?

pparalegal Jun 12, 2017 3:32 AM Permalink

I expect major media and Obama crime partner mayor Rahm Israel Emanuel of chicago will get their gun control panties in a twist and turn this into a racist secret white KKK call to arms and return of n***r  lynchings.

johnberesfordt… Jun 12, 2017 2:05 AM Permalink

Ain’t Murika great! 50 years of lax gun laws and NRA propaganda have produced a wonderfully safe society. A society with the highest per capita incarceration rate in the world and the highest per capita level of firearms ownership hasn’t given you the security that you seek. A misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment is now prevailing wisdom. You’ve created a shit society and now you have to live in it. You’re dystopian dreams have come true.  Congratulations Zeros.  I suppose that the rotund sheriff hasn’t noticed that most of these mass murder incidents involve perpetrators who are clearly suicidal. Quick Draw McGraw Barney Fifes are unlikely to make a difference. Heh, sheriff, you are into a bit of Dunkin Donuts suicide yourself. Of course, he would be in Florida, Red Neck freak zone central. Since guns are difficult to get in Europe the perps now are forced to use knives and cars with considerably lessened lethality.In the U.S. with guns available on every street corner or swap meet for less than the cost at a gun store, crazies (who have a natural attraction to firearms) are walking the streets packing to the max. Take this guy, for example, a convicted felon with a backpack full of ammunition and an extra firearm… as expected, he was really, really, into firearms.  Sure, he was not allowed to own any but given the firearm saturation in the U.S. who could stop him from exercising his 2nd Amendment rights? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-LSPdFwZ34If you own a firearm, or in particular, multiple firearms you are far more likely to either blow your own (or a family member) brains out with it, use it during a personal altercation (like a domestic dispute, not a criminal act), have it stolen from you, have an accident with it, have it taken by an underage family member, etc. ... rather than use if for self protection.  This is your new America. Embrace it. 

Refuse-Resist johnberesfordt… Jun 12, 2017 6:31 AM Permalink

If you would just shut the FUCK UP and lay down in the front of the muzzie driven death truck we would all be better off.Fucking cowards like you are responsible for letting women run your countries, open the borders, take away your guns, and make you suffer while all tehse stupid childless spinsters jump on swarthy immigrant cock.Fuck off you fucking cowardly manlet.  You don't belong in the same space as the men on ZeroHedge.By the way, when you get done fucking off, please continue to fuck off all the way to Syria, Iraq, or Saudi Arabia, where they throw people like you off of buildings.If anything has turned our country to shit, it is (((people))) who advocate for fractional reserve banking, open borders, feminism, free trade globalism, and military interventions that benefit Israel exclusively.In fact, this was a great country until you shitlib faggots and your jew enablers opened our border in1965, thus allowing the entire mud world access to the country we built.I can't say it strongly enough: FUCK OFF>

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just the tip johnberesfordt… Jun 12, 2017 3:43 AM Permalink

A society with the highest per capita incarceration rate that was given to us not by the gun lobby, but by politicians of your ilk making everthing under the sun illegal.if you lived in my state, i count three state violations and one federal law you broke in your comment.don't drop your soap.  or then again, you may want to.  and that's not a bad thing.  for you that is.

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Stinkbug 1 just the tip Jun 12, 2017 5:06 PM Permalink

"A society with the highest per capita incarceration rate."Another statistic that means nothing in real terms. Private prisons, thanks to the Clintons, full of non violent offenders, while the real criminals still walk free. These prisons were guaranteed a certain fill rate, which has to be met somehow.  It's easier to manage pacifist canabis farmers than violent criminals. 

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Ms No Jun 12, 2017 1:56 AM Permalink

What do you do when it's the feds shooting people like Finnicum in the back three times? What about when they come to your house and shoot your kids in the back like Ruby Ridge?  You know when the Feds illegally put a fence on Hammond's land and stole his cattle lake he later won in court but the feds never removed the fence that they were required to by law.  You know what would have happened if the Hammonds would have taken that illegal federal fence down? It didn't really matter because he was charged with terrorism for something that is usually a 400 dollar fine. He will likely die in prison.  Why?  Because the feds wanted his land.Muslim terrorists are the least of our problems.  The people who fund them are a big problem.

slyder wood Ms No Jun 12, 2017 9:22 AM Permalink

Off topic, WTF does Bundy/Finicum have to to with the comment. BTW, the land wasn't hammonds, it was public land for which he had grazing permits. When land is overused or riparian is threatened the Feds will close it. If it's private land and the Feds want it they will offer fair market value. Happens all the time here in the west. Look up Dixon apple farm, they walked away millionaires or the land owners who own isolated parcel in national forest. Also look up Taylor Grazing Act. Most of you armchair homestead dreamers are worse than the libtards in your misguided ideology. You know nothing of public land use or policy but instead enable the elite's useful idiots (Bundy, Finicum, etc) for privatized public land that the wealthy will eventually own and control.

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BendGuyhere Jun 12, 2017 1:24 AM Permalink

"He doesn’t mean war in the sense that nukes will be flying, but the war against mass homicides and sociopaths who only seek the destruction of human life."OH-he must be talking about the fucking COPS. So now we can actually defend ourselves against these uniformed meatheads.Police work is a magnet for sociopaths, qualified immunity, beating the crap out of citizens plus a 20 year pension. Sweet!

Blanco Diablo az_patriot Jun 12, 2017 2:03 AM Permalink

Cops Who Flash Banged Infant’s Crib Are Blaming the BabyA Habersham County SWAT team stormed into the Phonesavanh residence, and very nearly killed their 19 month old child. The no-knock raid was prompted by an anonymous tip which suggested there were drugs in the house. As the officers forced their way into the home, they lobbed a flash grenade which wound up landing in the crib where baby “bou-bou” was sleeping. As it erupted, the infant suffered severe burns and had to be taken to the hospital, and placed in a medically induced coma.To any sane person, the sheriff’s department would be responsible for the damage inflicted on this child. Not only were there no drugs in the house, but the suspect they were looking for was found elsewhere.William Norman Grigg from the Pro Libertate blog read through the lengthy document, and sifted through the legalese for our benefit. It’s almost unbelievable how far the sheriff’s department was willing to go to avoid paying the family whose child they burned alive.    The act of sleeping in a room about to be breached by a SWAT team constituted “criminal” conduct on the part of the infant. At the very least, the infant was fully liable for the nearly fatal injuries inflicted on him when Habersham County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Long blindly heaved a flash-bang grenade – a “destructive device,” as described by the ATF, that when detonated burns at 2,000-3,500 degrees Fahrenheit – into the crib.    Merely by being in that room, Bou-Bou had assumed the risk of coming under attack by a SWAT team. By impeding the trajectory of that grenade, rather than fleeing from his crib, Bou-Bou failed to “avoid the consequences” of that attack.    In any case, Bou-Bou, along with his parents and his siblings, are fully and exclusively to blame for the injuries that nearly killed the child and left the family with more than one million dollars in medical bills. The SWAT team that invaded the home in Cornelia, Georgia on the basis of a bogus anonymous tip that a $50 drug transaction had occurred there is legally blameless.    This is the defense presented by Haberham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and his comrades in their reply to a federal lawsuit filed last February on behalf of Bou-Bou Phonesavanh and his family.The statement goes on to the blame the parents and the baby because the damages caused to the child were “directly and proximately caused by the contributory and comparative negligence of the plaintiffs and their failure to exercise ordinary care.”

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Manipuflation Blanco Diablo Jun 12, 2017 5:42 AM Permalink

I donated to help out with William Norman Grigg's funeral/medical costs because I guess the family was a little bit short.  We are going to miss that man.  They haven't quite hit their goal yet but it is getting close.  Come on ZHers, I am sure that between all of us that we can come up $3100 to cover the rest of the goal.https://www.gofundme.com/medical-support-for-will-grigg

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az_patriot Jun 12, 2017 1:24 AM Permalink

Sadly, we now live in times where this sheriff is correct.  Threaten me or my family at my home, and you'll be sadily mistaken.  I'll probably break the rules and not aim to kill, but you'll be sadly mistaken and end up in the hospital recuperating for quite a while -- before you're convicted and head off to prison.

Blanco Diablo az_patriot Jun 12, 2017 2:15 AM Permalink

Nothing  the The Pima County Sheriff's Department SWAT team can't take care ofIf you where raided by accident I can see the headlines now, White supremacist plot broken, suspect planned on armed invasion of DC.Now if you have any reloading components you will be labeled a domestic terrorist possessing bomb making materials.Then they go to the kitchen and find baggies so now you are a drug dealer , they find iodine, matches and baking soda, you are also running a meth lab.I wish this was a joke, but it happens everyday in good ole Amerika.Imagine that instead of Guerena house they raided yours! And Instead of you in the hallway is one of your kids with a plastic gun or a hair drier? You hear rapid fire, your child is bleeding out dieing.Then they go to the kitchen and find baggies so now you are a drug dealer , they find iodine, matches and baking soda, you are also running a meth lab. You are a dealer now, So what are you going to do offer them a cup of coffee and hope they don't kill you too. Jose Guerena was a U.S. Marine veteran who served in the Iraq War and was killed in his Tucson, Arizona, home, on May 5, 2011, by deputies of the Pima County Sheriff's Department SWAT team,"The Pima Regional SWAT Team was serving a warrant based on an alleged investigation into the activities of Jose Guerena's brother, Alejandro Guerena, who was not a resident of Jose Guerena's home. No evidence was found that Jose Guerena was engaging in criminal activity, that any criminal activity was occurring at Jose Guerena's home, or that any evidence of criminal activity would be found in the Guerena home."Guerena says that when she pleaded with officers to allow paramedics to care for her wounded husband, "Rather than provide help, the Pima Regional SWAT team forcefully and violently drug [sic] Vanessa Guerena from her home. A frightened, crying, and traumatized Joel Guerena, age four, exited a short time later of his own volition wearing his Spider-Man pajamas.     "Over an hour after the shooting and after sending in two robots, members of the Pima Regional SWAT Team finally entered the Guerena home where Jose Guerena was pronounced dead a short time later."     In addition to shooting the blazes out of their home, Guerena says the SWAT team took "many personal items" from the home and their car, which are "entirely unrelated to any investigation," and have refused to return them.A computer check on Guerena revealed a couple of traffic tickets and no criminal history.The search warrant and court documents that would reveal what the SWAT team was looking for in Guerena's home have been sealed by a judge and are unavailable to the public.No drugs, cash or criminal evidence of any kind were found in the home. Neither Jose nor his wife Vanessa has a criminal record. In an attempt to discredit Guerena’s character, a lawyer for the AZCOPS law-enforcement union, Michael Storie, told the media that rifles, handguns, body armor and a portion of a law-enforcement uniform were found inside the house where Jose Guerena was shot. However, Storie was forced to admit that if SWAT members had entered the home without incident, those inside "probably ... wouldn't have been arrested." a police agency that over the last three weeks has put out incorrect information, insisted that it would be dangerous to release any further information, and, at the same time, allowed a police representative to release information favorable to the department.This Marine was working hard, he joined the Marines in 2002 this Marine Served in a USMC infantry unit for 4 years before completing his degree and 2 tours in Iraq that is 3 years on active duty with hazard and deployment and extra benefits that is around $70/$80,000 a year$240,000 tax free for his service and he work overtime in a mine.$40 to 60k year job plus Vet benefits he didn't need to sell drugs.

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Bárðarbunga Jun 12, 2017 12:44 AM Permalink

Eat another pork chop, copper. Grab your firearm at your belt like a bad-ass and tell others to do the same.Yes, some people will fight when pushed into a corner, but we have been programmed to be cowardly little shits for decades.Disclosure: I do own firearms and practice regularly. Most people don't. I'm not going to be around to protect you, nor will the police. Telling people to arm up isn't anything but posturing and being a pork chop eating fat bastard. I really thought the point of this article was Police Declare War and will be knocking down your door. I would be more afraid of Barney Fife and his pistol rubbing fat bastard finger slipping into the trigger guard than some asshole in a convenience store.Fear monger and click bait much?

Non-Corporate Entity Jun 12, 2017 12:35 AM Permalink

I live in rural New England surrounded by trees, rivers, mountains and farmers...a symphony of gun shots heard throughout the year. Antifa would standout around here, like those groups of wild turkeys that pass through my field.